Eating Out – Restaurants Marbella

You will be sure to find lots of your own favourites as there is so much choice for restaurants near Marbella, something for every taste, but here are just a few of our personal favourites to get you started:

Restaurants Marbella – Round the Corner

A Casa Mia:

A lovely little Italian restaurant in La Heredia serving a plethora of fish and meat dishes. Click here for more information

La Heredia:

Just one minute in the car, La Heredia has a butcher, delicatessen, bar and restaurant. Ideal for fresh bread in the morning.

Prado Halcones:

Just 2kms down the hill on the left is the Monte Halcones urbanisation. Check out the mixed tapas for two at €19 and other delights. Click here for more information

Restaurants Marbella – Tapas & Restaurants in San Pedro

There are so many to choose from but these are some of those we use regularly

Er Colega:

If you like pulpo a la gallega this is the best, the owner is from Galicia. Everything is good. Easy to find in the pedestrianised part of the main street, Marqués del Duero. Here’s a YouTube Video and their: Facebook page

El Almacén:

In Calle Nueva, a small street just opposite Er Colega, serving tapas with a stylish, modern twist. Chicken livers and onions, in a lidded ceramic pot, absolutely delicious.


Possibly one that many tourists would pass by, located on the corner of Calle Lagasca and the main road near the bus stop. Used by local businessmen for a quick lunch and residents in on the secret, it is one of the best. Specials on the blackboard changed daily. Click here for more information


Located in the main street, just before it becomes pedestrianised, there’s been a restaurant on the site for 40 years. The new owners have developed an innovative and modern menu. Try the prawns wrapped in crispy filo with dipping sauce. Click here for more information

Calle Linda Vista:

The further away from the main street in San Pedro the more local it becomes. There are several eating places in the Calle Linda Vista area, very popular with local business people and families. El Comercio is one of the best.


We can’t recommend this highly enough. Family run fish speciality restaurant, our Spanish architect says it is the best fish he has ever eaten anywhere. Best to book in the evenings Click here for more information

Down on the Beach

Nuevo Reino:

It’s hard to get closer to the water and eat at the same time. Click here for more information

Alabardero Restaurant & Beach Club:

Great anytime but especially good for families at weekends as they amuse the children with face painting and other activities while you eat in peace. What a good idea.Click here for more information

El Ancla:

Not on the promenade itself, but so close to the water you have the sensation of being on a ship. Very popular with local Spanish families and packed on Sundays, perhaps try another day. Click here for more information

There are lots of other options on the promenade so stroll along and make your choice. If you see a fire being lit in an old boat near El Nini that’s the sign they’re barbecuing sardines. Order them by the espeto, that’s a bamboo skewer of 6 fish.

Restaurants Marbella – Marbella

Sitting under the orange trees in Plaza de los Naranjos in the heart of Marbella’s Old Town is one of life’s great pleasures. Great for churros and chocolate in the mornings, there are dozens of restaurants and cafes to choose from. There are a lot of tourists so if you fancy eating with the locals, leave the square and we can recommend La Lonja while there are dozens hidden away in the lanes of the Old Town and the Divina Pastora area.

Restaurants Marbella – Benahavís

A village in the hills with more restaurants than anywhere else. Drive down to the coast, turn right on the main road for 1km until the sign for Benahavis. About 7kms to the village, park at the entrance and stroll around to make your choice.

Many Spanish menus will have prices for tapas, if they do them, media ración, or ración. If you want a full main course order a ración, while a media ración is ideal for a light lunch and great for children. It’s also very common in fish restaurants to order several media raciones or raciones and have them placed in the centre of the table to share.

Enjoy or ‘aproveche’ as the locals say!
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